Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience (IBN)
May 2014: Freyja Olafsdottir passes PhD viva
May 2014: Kate Jeffery gains a Wellcome Senior Investigator Award for a project entitled "Neural encoding of complex space"
RECENT IBN PUBLICATIONS
Geiser E, Walker KM, Bendor D. (2014) Global timing: a conceptual framework to investigate the neural basis of rhythm perception in humans and non-human species. Front Psychol. 3;5:159. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00159. eCollection 2014.
Jeffery, KJ (2014) graded precision of entorhinal head direction cells. Current Biology 24(3): R113-4
Knight R, Piette C, Page H, Walters D, Marozzi E, Nardini M, Stringer S, Jeffery KJ (2013) Weighted cue integration in the rodent head direction system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London), 369(1635):20120512
Page H, Walters D, Knight R, Piette C, Jeffery KJ, Stringer S (2013) A theoretical account of cue averaging in the rodent head direction system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London), 369(1635): 20130283
Saleem AB, Ayaz A, Jeffery KJ, Harris KD, Carandini M. (2013) Integration of visual motion and locomotion in mouse visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Nov 3. doi: 10.1038/nn.3567. [Epub ahead of print]
Bendor D (2013) Eppendorf. Play it again, brain. Science. 342(6158):574. doi: 10.1126/science.1245966.
Jeffery KJ, Jovalekic A, Verriotis M and Hayman R (2013) Navigating in a three-dimensional world. Target article and Discussion in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(5):523-43. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002476
Gharaei S, Tailby C, Solomon SS, Solomon SG (2013) Texture-dependent motion signals in primate area MT. Journal of Physiology, 591(22): 5671-
Di Marco S, Protti DA, Solomon SG. Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, in press.
Cheong SK, Tailby C, Solomon SG, Martin PR. Cortical-like receptive fields in the lateral geniculate nucleus of marmoset monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(16):6864-76.
Spiers HJ, Hayman RM, Jovalekic A, Marozzi E and Jeffery KJ (2013) Place field repetition and purely local remapping in a multi-compartment environment. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht198
Howard LR, Kumaran D, Olafsdóttir HF, Spiers HJ. Dissociation between Dorsal and Ventral Posterior Parietal Cortical Responses to Incidental Changes in Natural Scenes (2013) PLoS One. 2013 Jul 9;8(7):e67988.
Wijesinghe R, Solomon SG, Camp AJ. Noise normalizes firing output of mouse lateral geniculate nucleus neurons. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57961
Bello-Medina PC, Sánchez-Carrasco L, González-Ornelas NR, Jeffery KJ, Ramirez-Amaya, V (2013) Differential effects of space vs. massed training in long-term object-identity and object-location recognition memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 250 (1) 102–113.
Jeffery, KJ (2013) Neural odometry: The discrete charm of the entorhinal cortex. Current Biology, 23(5) R204 - R206
The core of the IBN is a group of labs in the Bedford Way building, and was established in April 2008 with the aid of a £3m SRIF grant. The IBN core groups are:
Kate Jeffery (Director)
The general theme of our work is "Neurons and behaviour". Located in a Psychology department, we are all neuroscientists, who seek to understand how neural processes collaborate to create perception, cognition and behaviour. We use a range of methods including single neuron recording, behavioural training, functional neuroimaging and virtual reality. We also teach undergraduate and MSc Brain and Behaviour courses, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, and undertake various public engagement and outreach activities.